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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 3, 2012 10:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Songs I used to skip...

I used to skip Wharf Rat but now I almost always stay-tuned.

In my early-early days of my Deadophilia, I didn't "get" Dark Star. Not sure that I do yet, but I always listen.

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: dupree413 Date: Feb 6, 2012 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I still may skip....

Stella Blue?? Such a beautiful song. Never skipped it. But thanks for your honesty. Gotta respect that.

Never got Dark Star (or had Dark Star "get" me). I certainly respect the song and opinions of those who loved it. But always thought it was over-hyped after the "Warlocks" show at Hampton in Oct/'89.

I never could get into "Must've Been the Roses" - seemed less like a love song and more like a funeral number.

Minglewood - can't listen to it anymore (except some of the 77's when Garcia blistered through his solo parts).

Bob's cowboy songs - still dig Big River. Mexicali sounds like a Marty Robbins rip off.
Me and My Uncle - nice suprise that "I left his dead a** there by the side of the road". But that wears thin.

I know I will catch flack for this but "Gimmie Some Lovin'".
Yes, Phil sings on it. But maybe I heard the original too many times??? Would rather hear Phil sing "Just Like Tom Thumb Blues anyday.

May have expanded beyond this thread - thanks for reading.

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Feb 4, 2012 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

In the early 80s, when i was first getting into the band, I always skipped Stella Blue. Don't know what I was thinking; now it's one of my faves.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 3, 2012 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I don't skip yet, but probably will years from now

Or wait--how about songs I skip on the weekend but not during the week?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Feb 7, 2012 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I don't skip yet, but probably will years from now

You stole my thunder for next week. Now, I'll have to put some thought into my post(s).

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 7, 2012 7:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I don't skip yet, but probably will years from now

C'mon--what about Songs My Mother Skips?

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Feb 3, 2012 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

My oldest brother brought the "Live Dead" LP into our house, on certain evenings in 1970 when he was out i'd sneek into their room, put Dark Star on his Garrard turntable, plug his Gibson SG into the Ampeg tube amplifier and noodle along with Jerry's lines, runs and scales.

That's why Dark Star has such emotional value to me because Jerry was my first guitar teacher.

Dark Star is an intellectual journey similar to many Classical compositions, something you don't necessarily tap your foot to.

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Poster: djohnstone Date: Feb 4, 2012 6:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

Not sure that Dark Star is something you get, but rather it gets you.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 3, 2012 1:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

The wharf rat on skull and roses is one of the first songs that converted me to why the Dead was so special

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Feb 3, 2012 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

I was the same with dark star. I still remember the first time I made it through a whole dark star, it was considered an accomplishment, those days are gone.

Cant really think of others that I typically skip, i know I have a few.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 3, 2012 7:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

I do skip Dark Star sometimes. But that's because, to me, it's just something you have to really be able to give some attention to; it's not background music, and it doesn't tend to be short. With a lot of the jam songs, you can miss a lot if you're not focusing, but that's OK -- they chug along happily in the background anyway. Not so much Dark Star. So I'll skip it if I can't give it it's due.

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Poster: sakanaband Date: Feb 3, 2012 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I used to skip...

The Weir Cowboy songs, Day Job, Alabama Getaway, Hey Jude/Fantasy, Throwin' Stones, Brother Esau, Saint/Sailor, Bucket and anything written after 1989 and probably some others. Just being honest.

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